The ducts are a vital, but often overlooked, part of HVAC systems. In brief, the passages carry air throughout a building, helping to keep occupants comfortable. As well as filters, compressors and similar, looking after commercial ductwork should be a part of regular HVAC maintenance. Here’s why:
Improved Cleanliness and Sanitation
Over time, dust, allergens, debris and a range of other contaminants can build up within commercial ductwork. Dirt and pollutants can then be circulated throughout the building each time the air-conditioning or heating is turned on. This impacts the overall indoor air quality and can be detrimental to health. Occupants may experience greater pollen and dust allergies, for example, which can trigger other heath conditions. If there’s mold, this can make people sick as well. Additionally, dirty ductwork can be a magnet for rodents and pests, which can lead to further health issues. Regular duct cleaning removes build-ups of dirt, reduces the chance of pests and improves the air quality inside a building.
Fewer Bad Smells
When debris collects inside commercial ductwork, particularly is this includes mold or rodent droppings, bad odors are easily carried throughout a building. This can make the environment unpleasant for occupants. Routine duct maintenance can improve the smell inside a building.
With fewer irritants in the air and a reduction in foul smells, building occupants feel more comfortable overall. This can boost worker productivity, reduce days off, attract more customers, encourage rentals of vacant units and similar. Commercial ductwork maintenance has various benefits that can positively impact any business.
When an HVAC system needs unexpected repairs, this can be inconvenient and costly. Taking good care of commercial ductwork can reduce the number and frequency of repairs needed to keep your overall HVAC system working at its best. Poorly maintained ducts put greater pressure on an HVAC system, making it work harder to circulate air throughout a building. Neglect of commercial ductwork can, for example, cause greater wear and tear on motors, lead to more frequent filter changes, result in more coil changes and clog vents. With improper maintenance, ductwork can also start to break down, resulting in potentially expensive repair work or replacement. Overall, including regular ductwork maintenance in wider HVAC system maintenance plans can increase the system’s longevity.
Greater Efficiency and Lower Operating Costs
Blocked ducts can overwork an HVAC system. Essentially, this means the system doesn’t work as efficiently as it should. This uses more energy, which has environmental and cost implications. A well-functioning HVAC system is more energy efficient. It follows that a reduction in energy use leads to lower energy bills, thus saving money. Therefore, commercial ductwork maintenance can help to reduce a building’s overall operational costs.
Commercial Ductwork Services in NYC, NJ and PA
AirLogix is a trusted partner for all ductwork, HVAC and refrigeration services in New York City and nearby areas. Providing tailored solutions to meet all commercial needs, transparency, expert staff and timely service, the company also offers financing options to help facilities operate at their peak. Contact the team to discuss your requirements and obtain an estimate.